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LA City Attorney Sues to Harsh Buzz of Pot Delivery App

December 3, 2014 10:25 am | by Robert Jablon, Associated Press | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to shut down a mobile phone application that arranges medical marijuana home deliveries.                         


Cyber Monday Sales Jump 17 Percent to Over $2B

December 3, 2014 10:09 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shoppers set a set a single-day spending record on Cyber Monday, despite deals being stretched out this holiday season.                                


FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, Bluetooth, Mobidia, Alcatel-Lucent

December 3, 2014 9:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) officially adopted version 4.2 of the Bluetooth core specification this week. Key updates in 4.2 improve privacy and increase speed, and a soon-to-be ratified profile will enable IP connectivity.


Sprint CFO: Sprint Network Vision 'Substantially Complete'

December 3, 2014 9:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Euteneuer said that by year end, the carrier hopes to have fully 100 million people covered with its...                                


nTelos Leaving Its Eastern Markets, Selling Spectrum to T-Mobile

December 2, 2014 12:15 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

nTelos today announced a “strategic refocus” that will see the Sprint wholesale partner shift its focus entirely to its West Virginia and western Virginia markets.                             


AWS-3 Auction Pushes Past $39.5 Billion in Bids

December 2, 2014 11:54 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

The FCC’s AWS-3 auction keeps chugging along as bids today reached $39.5 billion in the forty-second round. More than $181 million in new bids came in during...                             


IDC: Smartphone Revenue Growth Will Slow as Demand Wanes

December 2, 2014 11:20 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

IDC’s new forecast predicts that 1.3 billion smartphone units will be shipped worldwide in 2014, good enough for a 26.3 percent increase annually. But looking ahead to 2018...            


Sprint Promo Offers to Halve Bills for Switchers from AT&T, Verizon

December 2, 2014 10:37 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

According to a landing page on Sprint's website, AT&T and Verizon customers can bring their bill to a Sprint store or upload it online and Sprint promises...               


Cyber Monday Still Huge Even as Sales Growth Slows

December 2, 2014 10:22 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Retailers rolled out discounts and free shipping deals on Cyber Monday, with millions of Americans expected to log on and shop on their work computers, laptops and tablets after the busy holiday shopping weekend.              


FirstNews Briefs: Parallel Wireless, EE, ZTE, Resolve Systems

December 2, 2014 9:38 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Parallel Wireless today announced that EE, a UK mobile operator, has chosen the Parallel Wireless rural micro network solution for their rural wireless 4G rollout.                          


AT&T, T-Mobile, and More Cart Out Cyber Monday Deals

December 1, 2014 11:07 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Major U.S. carriers are getting in on today’s online shopping deal extravaganza known as Cyber Monday.                                                    


Mobile Shopping on Thanksgiving Takes Bite of Black Friday Sales

December 1, 2014 10:11 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

As retailers increasingly push sales and deals on Thanksgiving Day, IBM reports that mobile browsing on smartphones and tablets accounted for...                     


Girl Scout Cookies Now Sold Online

December 1, 2014 10:10 am | by Leanne Italie, Associated Press | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.                                                                    

Samsung's Mobile Chief Stays Put Despite Profit Slide

December 1, 2014 10:02 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung retained the chief of its mobile business in an annual executive reshuffle announced Monday despite a steep decline in mobile profit.               


FirstNews Briefs: Bell Canada, Chat Mobility, iSelectMD, Freescale

December 1, 2014 9:53 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

BCE Inc. and GLENTEL Inc. announced they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby BCE will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of GLENTEL...                            



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